One of Marine Le Pen’s teenage daughters is hospitalised after being molested and beaten up by strangers outside a bowling alley in Paris
- Le Pen’s daughter, 19, was approached by men outside a Paris bowling alley
- They molested her by rubbing her body while claiming that she looked cold
- Her cousin, 18, intervened but the two men beat him up and attacked her too
- Two men, 32 and 47, have been arrested and are now in custody awaiting trial
One of Marine Le Pen’s daughters and her cousin were beaten up by two men at a student party in Paris.
The woman, 19, was approached by two men outside a bowling alley in the western suburb of Nanterre at 2am on Friday.
They molested her by rubbing her body while claiming she looked cold, according to the teenager’s male cousin.
The 18-year-old intervened to stop the two men but they beat him up before attacking Le Pen’s daughter.
Marine Le Pen’s daughter and her cousin were attacked by two men at a student party in Paris. Pictured: Marine Le Pen in Italy today
She was repeatedly kicked and punched in the face and left with a broken nose while her cousin also suffered severe injuries.
The two youths were taken to hospital where Le Pen’s daughter was advised to avoid physical activity for five days.
Two men aged 32 and 47 have been arrested and are due in court on October 23.
At this stage, it is unclear if the assault is linked to Le Pen. The two alleged assailants are not thought to have known that the young woman was her daughter.
The men, who were drunk when arrested, deny the crime, according to local media.
Le Pen said today: ‘There was no fight… there was an assault, a gratuitous assault on two young people aged 18 and 19.
‘But this is not inevitable. This is, I believe, the consequence of political choices that have been made for a number of years.’
Le Pen has two daughters with her first husband Franck Chauffroy, Mathilde Chauffroy, 19, and Jehanne Chauffroy, 20.
It comes as the former French presidential candidate distanced herself from former White House strategist Steve Bannon, saying only Europeans will save the continent.
At a meeting in Rome, she said that she wanted to clarify ‘lots of conjecture’ about Bannon’s reported plans to set up a foundation, The Movement, to boost far-right parties in Europe.
Le Pen said Bannon is simply an American who wants to create a think tank.
She said: ‘But we, and we alone, are the ones who will shape the political force that is born from the European elections, because we are attached to our liberty, attached to our sovereignty and we together, the representatives of the different peoples of Europe, are the ones who will shape the political forces that aim specifically to save Europe.’
Two men aged 32 and 47 have been arrested and are due in court on October 23. Pictured: Marine Le Pen with the leader of Italy’s far-right party today
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